Peppermint Bark Chocolate Streusel Bars
 
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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Streusel Bars have a minty cheesecake layer sandwiched between melt in your mouth chocolate crust and top! Make a batch to share with your neighbors!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies, Holidays
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
  • 1¾ c. Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour
  • 1½ c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 c. cold butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 c white chocolate chips
  • 6 candy canes, coarsely crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" x 13" baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixure combine flour, sugar, and cocoa. Cut in butter. Mixture will be crumbly. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture and set aside. Press the remaining crumbs in the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While crust is baking in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until it's smooth. While mixer is going gradually add in sweetened condensed milk. Add egg and peppermint extract.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes over cream cheese mixture.
  5. Gently sprinkle the remaining chocolate mixture over the cream cheese layer. Gently press. Bake for 25 more minutes.
  6. Cool until the bars are room temperature. Then chill. Cut into bars. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Little Dairy On the Prairie at http://www.littledairyontheprairie.com/peppermint-bark-chocolate-streusel-bars/